CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s and women’s track and field teams are set for another loaded weekend of competition as the Cavaliers travel to Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to compete at the historic Penn Relays on Friday (April 29) and Saturday (April 30). The teams will then return to Charlottesville to host the Virginia Grand Prix on Sunday (May 1).

The Penn Relays, one of the nation’s premier collegiate track and field meets, is set to commence for its 126th edition. In the first 125 years of the event, nothing derailed the Relays from taking place until the 2020 season. After a two-year hiatus, the Relays will commence once again. Virginia will participate in the competition for the first time since the 2015 season.

The Cavaliers will also host the Virginia Grand Prix at Lannigan field on Sunday, May 1. The events will begin at 11 a.m. with the hammer throw completions and will run through the men’s and women’s 1500m set to begin at 8:20 p.m.

The Virginia track and field program will host an alumni reunion from 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be available for track and field alumni as well as friends of the UVA track and field program.

Live results will be available for both meets through a link posted to The entirety of the Penn Relays will be streamed on Flo Track. The Penn Relays will also be broadcast on ESPN 2 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday (April 30).


Meet: Penn Relays
Date: Friday (April 29) – Saturday (April 30)
Location: Franklin Field (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Live Results: Flash Results Link
Flo Track Stream: Flo Track Link

Meet: Virginia Grand Prix
Date: Sunday (May 1)
Location: Lannigan Field (Charlottesville, Va.)
Live Results: Flash Results Link


The women’s distance medley relay will be an event to keep an eye on at the Penn Relays as Margot Appleton, Jada Seaman, Alahna Sabbakhan, and Mia Barnett are set to represent the Hoos in the event. This same squad finished seventh at the NCAA Indoor Championships this season earning first team All-American honors. The Cavaliers also set the school record in the event at the ACC Indoor Championships this season clocking 10:56.84.

The Cavalier milers have kicked off the season with impressive times in the 1500m this season and the Hoos enter the 4xMile relay with a strong team of runners. Wes Porter, Ka’eo Kruse, Yasin Sado and Nathan Mountain made up 40-percent of the field men’s mile finals at the ACC Championships. Porter, Kruse and Mountain all rank in the top-10 of the ACC in the 1500m this outdoor season.

Ashley Anumba enters the Penn Relays after setting the Virginia record in the discus at the Virginia Challenge. Anumba’s throw reached 56.67 meters (185’ 11”) and topped her own school record that she set in her first outing of the outdoor season at the Virginia Open.

On the men’s side, Claudio Romero will look to continue his impressive campaign in the discus. Romero is undefeated in the competition this season and comes off a season-best throw of 64.79 (212’7”) which set a meet record at the Virginia Challenge.


Virginia will conclude its regular season at Lannigan Field with the Virginia High-Performance meet on Wednesday, May 4 beginning at 12:30 p.m.